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by Oregon_Hiker
Jul 16 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: VV Trail Sign
Replies: 54
Views: 5464

Re: VV Trail Sign

My thought is that these signs may have been related to logging and marked areas leased/sold by the Forest Service for logging.
by Oregon_Hiker
Mar 22 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Annoying Garmin problem
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: Annoying Garmin problem

@Hansenaz I did have a problem with gps files that I had filtered with the non-Garmin software but switching from Mapsource to Basecamp fixed that problem. I keep all my gps tracks saved on my pc in folders bearing the name of the area. When I return to an area I just go through the files in that f...
by Oregon_Hiker
Mar 22 2019 7:03 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Annoying Garmin problem
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: Annoying Garmin problem

I've had a problem with gps tracks not showing up on my Garmin Oregon 450 and also not on the old predecessor to Garmin BaseCamp, I think it was called MapSource. I had used a non-Garmin program called "GPS Track Editor" to "filter local inconsistencies" on those problem tracks. It essentially remov...
by Oregon_Hiker
Feb 25 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1873

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

I often wear snake gaiters for off-trail hiking. These are the ones I use: https://www.amazon.com/d/Shoe-Gaiters/TurtleSkin-TurtleSkin%C2%AE-SnakeArmor-Snake-Gaiters/B00ITZDL90?tag=hikearizona They're expensive, don't breath, and require some ingenuity to attach. But they're light weight and flexibl...
by Oregon_Hiker
Oct 27 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1290

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

@chumley
And all this time I thought you were a member of the Dev Team.
by Oregon_Hiker
Oct 27 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1290

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

When I first started hiking in AZ and before I had found the HAZ website I actually believed that the trails described in AZ hiking books published 5 years earlier still existed. As a result on my first backpacking trip I spent a cold wet day in Feb 2010 wading up Deer Creek "Trail" #45 in the Mazat...
by Oregon_Hiker
Oct 27 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1290

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

@skatchkins
So when did you first start hiking in AZ? The timing might explain several incidences of hikers returning to the trailhead to find their cars were missing and then finding them at another trailhead.
by Oregon_Hiker
Feb 12 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

do we have any reason to believe that the person he talked to was making it up? The guy was riding an ATV, said he and his wife had 1.5 hours of available time to hike when they came to the "landslide". He was unclear about whether or not they were even on the correct trail but had reached a locati...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 20 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 203 - Cherry Creek Rd
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Cherry Creek Rd FR 203

Regarding the boulder blocking FR203 just north of Devil's Chasm. I talked to a guy driving a blue 4x4 Tacoma down FR203 on April 11, 2017, who had just been up to Pueblo Canyon. He was able to drive around the boulder to get to the Pueblo Cny Ruins TH. His Taco looked stock and he didn't seem the t...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 20 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@RedRoxx44 My vehicle has 166K on it and it has seen some pretty demanding driving. OK, that will do it. Twice the mileage and most likely a much higher percentage of that has been on rough terrain compared to my FJ. Also, I've driven on a few of the "pretty demanding driving" places you've been an...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 20 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@Grasshopper I think I might have used low range 1st gear. Once. :) :lol: I've had the honor of experiencing your back road driving skills a couple of times. So, when I read that Tacos had the same problem you were the first person I thought of. As I recall you have broken part of the front suspens...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 19 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

Just checked the motor mounts on my 2008 FJ, manual transmission model, stock skid pan, no added weight like winch, or heavy duty bumpers. It only has about 85K miles on it. Mounts and frame around mount welds look good as new. :) But I take it really easy on rough terrain, try to avoid hard bottomi...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 19 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@RedRoxx44
What a pain. I will check mine latet today as soon as I finish Grandpa duty. I'm wondering if I can see the area of the frame that cracks without moving stuff out of the way.
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 19 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@RedRoxx44
Was the welding shop able to do the fix without lifting out the engine or removing major suspension or front drive line components?
by Oregon_Hiker
Mar 06 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Galiuro Mountains area prescribed burn - road/ trail closures
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Powers Mine area - High Creek

I was at the Deer Creek TH on March 1. A map was posted on the TH gate showing the closed area. I took a photo of the map which might help answer some of the questions I see in this forum. [ photo ]
by Oregon_Hiker
Sep 19 2016 10:24 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: leg gaiters
Replies: 25
Views: 1841

Re: leg gaiters

When the gaiter type with straps wear through and break it's a bigger problem to replace in the field.. just not easy to replace/fix. So, if one is planning on buying & wearing gaiters on a longer or an AZT through hike, I would recommend buying the cord type gaiters and one will also need extra cu...
by Oregon_Hiker
Sep 19 2016 8:56 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: leg gaiters
Replies: 25
Views: 1841

Re: leg gaiters

@Grasshopper I often wear the gaiters shown in the photos GH posted and heavy duty hiking boots for off trail hiking through brush and tall grass primarily for protection from thorns, sharp ends of broken manzanita branches, prickly pear hidden in the grass, etc. These have even prevented stab woun...
by Oregon_Hiker
May 19 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May
Replies: 21
Views: 1180

Re: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May

@MetalBackpacker
I would go with Zimmerman for getting both the best sunset and sunrise views at on location. Zimmerman is higher than Asbestos point and partially blocks the view of the eastern horizon from Asbestos point.
by Oregon_Hiker
May 16 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May
Replies: 21
Views: 1180

Re: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May

Your plan sounds good with the mention of your bail out alternative using the road from Aztec peak to Murphy TH. Also, the off trail section you show from the road switch back on the backside of Aztec Peak following the ridge out towards Murphy Peak should be easy going. I've hiked this route recent...
by Oregon_Hiker
May 15 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May
Replies: 21
Views: 1180

Re: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May

Regarding your posted loop route in the Sierra Ancha, I'll add my thoughts to what Grasshopper said. 1. The off trail section of your hike down to Edwards Spring appears to go through very dense New Mexico Locust patches with a lot of downed trees for almost a mile after you pass the north end of Mu...

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